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Environmental Protection Specialist Salary

Median pay for Environmental Protection Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $63K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Environmental Protection Specialists (67 percent) who took the survey are men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,222 - $116,551
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$43K
$63K
$120K
MEDIAN: $62,891
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$42,624 - $118,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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Job Description for Environmental Protection Specialist

Environmental protection specialists help organizations and businesses comply with environmental standards by carrying out evaluations to ensure that federal, state, and local laws are met. These specialists may work for companies, government entities, or agencies which help companies and organizations maintain environmental compliance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Protection Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $51K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $59K. For Environmental Protection Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $75K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $106K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Protection Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 72%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 19%
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